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8 minutes ago, More Snow said:

just been and had another look in the MOT and all I will say is this... I'm away to Turriff Tesco to clear the shelves of all spirits and other booze items. I may pick up some bread and milk as well as tinned food items. :drunk-emoji:

That's the spirit! You may need some survival kit for the post-apocalyptic blizzard survival. Crossbow, felling axe, machete, fuel-cube, condoms, the usual stuff. 

Yay, it's me again. Where's my prize?

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Good road trip up to Fort William. Snow from Crianlarich northwards until you reached the coastal plain.

Right just for fun here are some personalised snowfall predictions - these are for accumulation by the end of Wednesday and do NOT include Wed night/Thursday's potential storm.  @aggy 5cm  @M

An insight in to a snow lover texting their partner when away from home "Snowed overnight.." Me "Cool, how much??" "Not sure.." Me " send a picture of the bins" "Why the f##k

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Down a field tonight  in the fading light and out of the gloom comes this  evocative whoop whoop sound and the outline of a V formation of  16 whooper swans.              (HC can confirm that I have got the correct type of swan).

They came from  an ENE direction. They usually take up residence in field about 2 miles away for the winter.  Are they to be followed by winter?

Milder at 11c and very windy

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4c and wet here this morning, just starting to dry up. very gentle breeze. todays high of 4c is as cold as I saw all winter last year in Englandshire so already an improvement for me.

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I see stars and a moon but that's all at present. Some of the big guns have joint in the fun over on the model thread this afternoon and evening and not a single mention of Sydney and his wood shed....:rofl:

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Just been out to check for lights again - still nothing. But the cars are iced up for the first time this winter. Brrrr... :cold: well sort of..

What is going on in the MT - I'm completely baffled by 90% of the posts and I'm sure I didn't used to be this thick. Has meteorology suddenly grown arms and legs?

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13 minutes ago, Hairy Celt said:

Just been out to check for lights again - still nothing. But the cars are iced up for the first time this winter. Brrrr... :cold: well sort of..

What is going on in the MT - I'm completely baffled by 90% of the posts and I'm sure I didn't used to be this thick. Has meteorology suddenly grown arms and legs?

 

10.30pm coming out of Inverness heading east and in spite of a strong moon there was  an  auroral  display of curtains but 15 minutes later it was gone.At home now  its currently 1c with a ground frost and the grass sparkling in the headlights

 

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Very cold this morning -2c at 6am. everything iced up but looking pretty. as for the MT its getting very serious in there at present with pacific ridges waa and all sorts of stuff. I'm confused by so much of it. 

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1 hour ago, More Snow said:

Very cold this morning -2c at 6am. everything iced up but looking pretty. as for the MT its getting very serious in there at present with pacific ridges waa and all sorts of stuff. I'm confused by so much of it. 

I'm sceptical about a lot of the chat as we've been here before and ended up disappointed. In the meantime the more seasonal November weather is hugely welcome after such an unseasonably warm October. Another gorgeous sunrise and another proper frost:

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And another weird day where it's going to be warmer overnight tonight than during the day today or tomorrow.

 

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1 hour ago, CatchMyDrift said:

I'm sceptical about a lot of the chat as we've been here before and ended up disappointed. In the meantime the more seasonal November weather is hugely welcome after such an unseasonably warm October. Another gorgeous sunrise and another proper frost:

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And another weird day where it's going to be warmer overnight tonight than during the day today or tomorrow.

 

we seem to have spent the last 3 winters disappointed and up the garden path. I will believe it when its -10c and belting down with snow. still very interesting to watch. I wonder when the first winters over post pops up. I reckon it will be the last week of this month.

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Clear start to the day with a slight frost. Now cloudy and cool. A few years ago I decided not to look beyond a few days in terms of the models....and focus on weather which actually has a decent chance of occurring! I suppose some might say where's the fun in that but it works for me!

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Been a wee while of chilly nights recently, thick frost here this morning.

Was out frozen last night watching the Northern Lights, if clear should be spiking all week

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25 minutes ago, More Snow said:

Day 10 ECM what could possibly go wrong????

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Tempted to say, someone up there is about to throw a bucket of orange jaffa cakes on northern UK but the naughty word filter will bowdlerise it so I'll say bucket of orange urine instead.

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I had my zip up the A9 today, accompanied by lots of blustery showers and low temps with wintriness by Berriedale.

Off to Skye for the weekend so that should put paid to any useful weather over there.

Next week looks a tad chilly inland for us all!

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This past summer I visited the Ledgowan Hotel at Achnasheen, lovely spot BTW. I've been following the weather forecasts for it on the Met Office app. My question is...is it really that cold??? Whenever I look on the daily forecast it always seems to be in single digits, especially the feels like temp, in fact the last few days and the weekend were showing snow of varying intensities. Do the M.O. over egg the pudding on the forecasts or do they come to fruition? I never did check the obs for that area to compare but I figured one of you guys might know.

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37 minutes ago, NPUK said:

This past summer I visited the Ledgowan Hotel at Achnasheen, lovely spot BTW. I've been following the weather forecasts for it on the Met Office app. My question is...is it really that cold??? Whenever I look on the daily forecast it always seems to be in single digits, especially the feels like temp, in fact the last few days and the weekend were showing snow of varying intensities. Do the M.O. over egg the pudding on the forecasts or do they come to fruition? I never did check the obs for that area to compare but I figured one of you guys might know.

I'd say temp forecasts are generally fine for Achnasheen, although as with everywhere snow forecasts are pretty hit or miss. Usually miss.

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Thanks HC, I thought they might have been on the low side. I do like it out there, in fact I started doing the lottery again as I found out the Ledgowan Estate was on the market but it's now sold so I'll keep my money in my pocket. Seems like a place I would like to live though, unfortunately my wife thought it was too remote though.

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13 minutes ago, NPUK said:

Thanks HC, I thought they might have been on the low side. I do like it out there, in fact I started doing the lottery again as I found out the Ledgowan Estate was on the market but it's now sold so I'll keep my money in my pocket. Seems like a place I would like to live though, unfortunately my wife thought it was too remote though.

Remote from what? Depends what you need. Ms HC wouldn't move there either so maybe it's chick thing. (I always wanted to quote Ron Perlman, under-rated actor.)

Ok, ok, not really a quote, but almost. Alien Resurrection. Sorry chaps. Lordy. and then Ms HC drifts past and swipes my beer. Instant Karma.

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